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Jewish Museum of Florida

301 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Dade County
This site is located in the Southeast region of the state.


Exit I-95 using I-395 [Exit 5, MacArthur Causeway]. The causeway ends at Alton Road and becomes 5th Street. Continue east on Fifth Street to Washington Avenue (sixth traffic signal). Turn right (south) two blocks to the intersection of Third Street and Washington Avenue. The Jewish Museum of Florida is located on the NE corner of this intersection.

The Jewish Museum of Florida is located in a former synagogue that housed Miami Beach's first congregation. Built in 1936 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the building -- that underwent a two- year restoration of $1.5 million -- boasts Art Deco features, a copper dome, a marble bimah and 80 stained-glass windows.

In addition to the permanent exhibit, “Florida Jews in the Military,” the museum is home to the MOSIAC Photo Collection of Florida Jewish History. The Collections & Research Center, reflecting Florida Jewish history since 1763, is available to the public.

The adjacent building, at 311 Washington, served during World War II as an USO facility for the many service personnel then located in the Miami Beach Community.


Jewish Museum of Florida